• Product nameAnti-TAZ antibody
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal to TAZ
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, IHC-P, Sandwich ELISA, ELISAmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Recombinant fragment, corresponding to amino acids 201-300 of Human TAZ with a proprietary tag (NP_056287).

  • Positive control
    • Human placenta tissue.



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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
WB Use a concentration of 1 - 5 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 44 kDa.
IHC-P Use a concentration of 3 µg/ml. Antigen retrieval is not essential but may optimise staining.
Sandwich ELISA Use a concentration of 10 µg/ml.
ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • FunctionTranscriptional coactivator which acts as a downstream regulatory target in the Hippo signaling pathway that plays a pivotal role in organ size control and tumor suppression by restricting proliferation and promoting apoptosis. The core of this pathway is composed of a kinase cascade wherein MST1/MST2, in complex with its regulatory protein SAV1, phosphorylates and activates LATS1/2 in complex with its regulatory protein MOB1, which in turn phosphorylates and inactivates YAP1 oncoprotein and WWTR1/TAZ. WWTR1 enhances PAX8 and NKX2-1/TTF1-dependent gene activation. Regulates the nuclear accumulation of SMADS and has a key role in coupling them to the transcriptional machinery such as the mediator complex. Regulates embryonic stem-cell self-renewal, promotes cell proliferation and epithelial-mesenchymal transition.
  • Tissue specificityHighly expressed in kidney, heart, placenta and lung. Expressed in the thyroid tissue.
  • Sequence similaritiesContains 1 WW domain.
  • DomainThe PDZ-binding motif is essential for stimulated gene transcription. It localizes the protein into both punctate nuclear foci and plasma membrane-associated complexes.
    Binds to transcription factors via its WW domain.
  • Post-translational
    Phosphorylated by LATS2 and STK3/MST2. Phosphorylation by LATS2 results in creation of 14-3-3 binding sites, retention in the cytoplasm, and functional inactivation. Phosphorylation results in the inhibition of transcriptional coactivation through YWHAZ-mediated nuclear export.
  • Cellular localizationNucleus. Cytoplasm. Concentrates along specific portions of the plasma membrane, and accumulates in punctate nuclear bodies. When phosphorylated, is retained in cytoplasm by YWHAZ. Can be retained in the nucleus by MED15.
  • Information by UniProt
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  • Alternative names
    • DKFZP586I1419 antibody
    • FLJ27004 antibody
    • FLJ45718 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000215994 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000215995 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000215996 antibody
    • OTTHUMP00000216001 antibody
    • TAZ antibody
    • Transcriptional co activator with PDZ binding motif antibody
    • Transcriptional coactivator with PDZ binding motif antibody
    • Transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif antibody
    • WW domain containing transcription regulator 1 antibody
    • WW domain containing transcription regulator protein 1 antibody
    • WW domain-containing transcription regulator protein 1 antibody
    • WWTR 1 antibody
    • WWTR1 antibody
    • WWTR1_HUMAN antibody
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Anti-TAZ antibody images

  • Anti-TAZ antibody (ab118373) at 5 µg/ml + Recombinant immunogen at 0.2 µg

    Predicted band size : 44 kDa
  • ab118272 at 3µg/ml staining TAZ in Formalin-fixed, Paraffin-embedded Human placenta tissue by Immunohistochemistry.
  • Detection limit for recombinant tagged TAZ is 0.3 ng/ml as a capture antibody.

References for Anti-TAZ antibody (ab118373)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Cardoso J  et al. CYR61 and TAZ Upregulation and Focal Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition May Be Early Predictors of Barrett's Esophagus Malignant Progression. PLoS One 11:e0161967 (2016). IHC-P ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 27583562) »
  • Wang L  et al. Overexpression of YAP and TAZ is an independent predictor of prognosis in colorectal cancer and related to the proliferation and metastasis of colon cancer cells. PLoS One 8:e65539 (2013). WB, IHC-P ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 23762387) »

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Application Western blot
Sample Human Cell lysate - whole cell (MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell line)
Loading amount 50000 cells
Specification MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell line
Gel Running Conditions Reduced Denaturing (10% PAGE)
Blocking step 2% milk + 1% BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 2% · Temperature: 20°C

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Les anti-TAZ ab119253 et ab118373 sont tous les 2 des monoclonaux de souris qui ont été testés sur échantillons humains et en Western Blot.
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Thank you for contacting us about this discrepancy. You are correct, the IHC image on the ab118272 datasheetshows staining of human placenta, not pancreas. I apologize for the error on our datasheet, and I will have this corrected as soon as possible. ...

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